Bangkok vs Madrid

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 5,680,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Thai Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December March - May, September - November
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1560 $2498
Rent $616 $1174
Groceries $191 $175
Dining out $168 $313
Cafe $45 $51
Coworking space $127 $196
Mobile internet $23 $10
Public transportation $32 $78
Taxis $19 $44
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $49
Sport and cultural events $46 $54
Museums and sights $21 $20
Nightlife $50 $82
Gym $96 $44
Yoga $98 $142
Massage $11 $64
SIM card options AIS Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow